MyMahi has a growing bank of over 100 ready-to-use lessons that can be built into school-wide mentoring programmes and, if appropriate, teaching programmes.

The main purpose of these lessons is to support mentoring programmes with structure and consistency while at the same time reducing teacher preparation workload.

Lesson Categories

The lessons are grouped under the following categories:

  • Wellbeing
  • Reflections
  • Goal Setting
  • Environment
  • Learning
  • Getting Organised
  • Work Ready (Pathways)
  • Money
  • Years 7 & 8 Careers Unit (11 lessons)

How to use a lesson

  • Each lesson contains a handful of slides and is designed to be approximately 30 minutes long.
  • The lessons are designed to be used in a face2face environment with a class or group and to encourage discussion.
  • They are flexible and can be easily adapted to the style of each teacher or mentor.
  • The lessons are easy-to-use where mentors or class teachers can just click and play.

Lesson Structure

Each lesson usually contains:

  1. A starter activity
  2. A resource (a short video or other)
  3. A reflection/discussion about the resource
  4. A do now activity
  5. A takeaway

Lesson example 1: Happiness (Wellbeing)

Lesson example 2: It's All About the Journey (Goal Setting)

Sharing a lesson with your student group

Though designed for display in a classroom environment, the lesson which is accessible to anyone with the link, can be shared with your group. This can be done via the MyMahi Group Discussion feature (instructions here) or via whatever system that you normally use with your group such as email, Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams etc.

To copy the lesson link you would normally open the lesson and copy (ctrl-c) the hyperlink. However, MyMahi has made it even easier by providing a "Copy link" button on each lesson.

Favouriting a Lesson

To make it even easier for you to find and use lessons, you can favourite (star) a lesson which adds it to the favourites section at the top of the lessons page. Once done with the lesson, just click on the favourite (star) again.

Marking a lesson as taught

You can mark lessons as taught which fades them allowing you to easily see which lessons you have already used with your mentor group.

School-wide Mentoring Programmes

Most schools provide a specific time during a week where teachers and other adults are given to mentor their student group. These groups are given various names including Ako Groups, Tutor Groups, Whanau Groups, Mentor Groups, Form Groups etc. 

School leaders are finding it more effective to provide a mentoring programme where each Mentor Group Leader works through a different theme each week. More information and ideas can be found here.